Messier 9 The globular star cluster Messier 9 has over stars within a diameter of about 90 light years. It is light years from Earth, near the central bulge of our Milky Way galaxy in the constellation of Sagittarius.
This image from Nasa's Spitzer Space Telescope shows a stellar nursery containing thousand of young stars & developing protostars near the sword of the constellation Orion. I heart the Spitzer space telescope.
This Mind-blowing Photo of the Milky Way Shows 84 Million Stars in 9 Billion Pixels
The Milky Way - 84 Million Stars in 9 Billion Pixels via petapixel: The image is a composite of thousands of photos shot by the VISTA survey camera by Astronomers at the European Southern Observatory’s Paranal Observatory in Chile.